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Telcos, Internet platforms may face revised e-privacy rules as Germany seeks to break deadlock

By Matthew Newman
  • 04 Nov 2020 16:13
  • 05 Nov 2020 07:52
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone and other telecoms companies and Internet platforms may face revised EU rules aimed at protecting privacy and security over communication networks as EU officials try to break a deadlock that has dragged on for almost four years, MLex understands.

Germany, which is chairing meetings between the bloc's national governments

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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